fork

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fork is part of the Basic English 850.

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Singular
fork

Plural
forks

A fork
  1. An instrument for eating, with 3 or 4 sharp points called tines, all in the same direction.
    I ate with my fork.
  2. A place where one thing becomes two.
    She came to a fork in the road.
  3. (chess) A situation where two or more enemy pieces are in danger from the same piece.
    He moved his queen and caught me in a fork.

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Plain form
fork

Third-person singular
forks

Past tense
forked

Past participle
forked

Present participle
forking

  1. To split, become two.
    The road forks there.
  2. To move something with a fork.
    He forked food into his mouth.

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